Innovation Case Studies

Linking multidisciplinary talent across national labs

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With scientific skills and unique facilities that will underpin the UK’s clean energy transition, Britain’s world-class national laboratories are working together through AFCP. Andy Duncan, Account Manager at the National Physical Laboratory, details the joint ambition across national labs to continue innovation into 2050 and beyond.

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Connecting national laboratories to enable innovative energy research

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Collaborating across the UK’s national laboratory network, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is leveraging key infrastructure to support AFCP. Patrick Regan, Professor of Nuclear Metrology and NPL Fellow, shares how working with NNL unites cross-UK scientific expertise.

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Accelerating technology scale-up to address emerging energy needs

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Through AFCP, SME C-Tech Innovation has partnered with NNL to develop advanced decontamination methods for existing infrastructure. C-Tech Innovation Technical Director Rob Bell illustrates that in supporting supply chain innovation, this work is ensuring that UK technology remains at the cutting edge of safety and design considerations.

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Supporting innovative nuclear newcomers

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AFCP is connecting clean energy innovators across the UK to unlock new opportunity. SME Lucideon is translating its novel flash sintering technology to the nuclear sector. Business Manager Tim Abbott explores how Lucideon’s innovation is expanding fuel manufacture capability in the UK.

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Reviving sustainable solutions for long-term success

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Net Zero is mobilising businesses to centre sustainability at the forefront of advanced fuel concepts. Sebastian Lawson, Research Manager at SME GeoRoc Ltd, explains how the company is developing innovative treatment solutions to ensure the future fuel cycle remains environmentally conscious.

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Informing UK development through trusted expertise

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At Jacobs, AFCP is securing employee development whilst safeguarding the development of future reactors. Aidan Cole-Baker, Managing Consultant for Materials Science at Jacobs, shares how the programme is accelerating Jacobs’ clean energy ambition.

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Securing SME space in future markets

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Through close collaboration with NNL and Westinghouse, SME Teer Coatings Ltd is developing novel coating machinery to support future fuel concepts. Wayne Southall, Sales Director at Teer Coatings, explains how AFCP is enabling his organisation is overcoming design challenges to pioneer new UK capability and reach new and future markets.

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